Campaign contributions, lobbying and post-Katrina contracts

Michael Hogan, Michael Long, Paul Stretesky

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Abstract

This research explores the relationship between political campaign contributions, lobbying and post-Hurricane Katrina cleanup and reconstruction contracts. Specifically, a case-control study design is used to determine whether campaign contributions to national candidates in the 2000–04 election cycles and/or the employment of lobbyists and lobbying firms increased a company's probability of receiving a post-hurricane contract. Results indicate that both a campaign contribution dichotomous variable and the dollar amount of contributions are significantly related to whether a company received a contract, but that lobbying activity was not. These findings are discussed in the context of previous research on the politics of natural disasters, government contracting and governmental and corporate deviance.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)593-607
JournalDisasters
Volume34
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2010

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